News file for: Chinese Academy of Sciences

Turning Cigarette Ash Into Arsenic Filters

Turning Cigarette Ash Into Arsenic Filters

Scientists have found an ingenious use for cigarette ash, turning the porous material into an efficient arsenic water purifier.

Printing Metal In The Liquid Phase

Printing Metal In The Liquid Phase

Scientists have developed a faster and more efficient way to 3D print metal objects, special inks that print in the liquid phase.

The Genetics Of Monarch Migration

The Genetics Of Monarch Migration

The extraordinary migratory behavior of Monarch butterflies is largely determined by a single gene, scientists say.

Narrowing The Search For Sterile Neutrinos

Narrowing The Search For Sterile Neutrinos

While scientists haven’t been able to find sterile neutrinos yet, they now have a better idea of where to look for them, thanks to results from Daya Bay.

How Old Are The Sands Of The Sahara?

How Old Are The Sands Of The Sahara?

The Sahara desert is four to nine million years older than originally thought, scientists say.

Tan Tieniu Elected To Royal Academy Of Engineering

Tan Tieniu Elected To Royal Academy Of Engineering

Dr. Tan Tieniu from the Chinese Academy of Sciences has been elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Jurassic “Squirrels” Push Back Evolution Of Mammals

Jurassic “Squirrels” Push Back Evolution Of Mammals

The discovery of three squirrel-like fossils in China suggests that mammals first appeared much earlier than previously thought.

Avatar’s Flying Reptiles Soared In Ancient China

Avatar’s Flying Reptiles Soared In Ancient China

Scientists discover that flying reptiles first seen in a science-fiction film may really have existed hundreds of millions of years ago in China.

Chinese Chemist Elected To Science Council

Chinese Chemist Elected To Science Council

Representatives from more than 140 countries have elected Chinese chemist Li Jinghai as vice-president of the International Council for Science.

Wound Healing, The Salamander Way

Wound Healing, The Salamander Way

A peptide isolated from the skin of salamanders could help mimic the rapid wound healing seen in lower animals.